Unrated | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Yojimbo was an obvious inspiration for Sergio Leone's classic For a Fistful of Dollars (1964) although it was not credited as the source material for the film. Walter Hill however also remade Yojimbo years later as Last Man Standing (1996) starring ... ...
Traveler: Let me go, father. It's my chance.
In the initial fight scene The Samurai cuts the first two adversaries in the mid-section, then slices the last man's arm off. That last man is first seen from behind holding the sword in his right arm above his head, but the arm holding the sword shown moments later is a left arm.
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